Sunday, 19 October 2008
autobiography in comics
in my first post at chicks on comics i tried to start a discussion about autobiographical comics. it seems to be the form of choice for scores of alternative comics artists, myself included. autobiography is a tough subject. there is such a wealth of material to choose from. how to choose one story from all of the incidents that make up your life? especially if you don't want to take up such autobiographical classics as masturbation, neuroticism, constipation or cancer.
i am still trying to figure out why exactly i believe the story i am working on at the moment is worth telling. it's a story about friendship, love and betrayal, issues familiar to a lot of people; and whether the story has any or not i am forcing some meaning onto it.
image above: possible opening panel for aforementioned story